I think the young woman in this video deserves a million high-fives!
I've written a little about fear before, but I'm curious about how you process and deal with your fears.
When you're at the top of a 40' ski jump about to rocket down the slope, what do you say to yourself? "I got it. I can do this. Let's go." Or, "Don't be such a weenie. Everyone is looking at you. Don't screw this up!"
I'm always trying to figure out when "I'm scared! Just go faster!!" is better than, "This is scary... better take it easy." Things that scare me are unfamiliar roads with heavy traffic, less-than-perfect road surfaces, riding next to or behind someone I don't fully trust, and landing on my top tube. To name a few.
I'm feeling a little afraid to try new things at the Bad Ass Skills Clinic with Mark, but I will definitely show up and give it a go!
What scares you and how do you cope?